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justice

noun  /ˈdʒʌs·tɪs/ us  

justice noun (FAIRNESS)

[U] the condition of being morally correct or fair: He accused the police of false arrest and demanded justice.

justice noun (LAW)

[U] the system of laws by which people are judged and punished: the criminal justice system

justice noun (JUDGE)

[C] a judge, esp. of one of the higher courts of law: a justice of the US Supreme Court
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